1 year ago

15 January, 2017

The Cellar Theatre

Organised by:
Sydney University Dramatic Society (SUDS)

We’re back at customary short notice. It’s the First (Second?) International (but still a movie from America!) Cellar Film Festival (True!).

Sunday, 15th January, 7pm for a 7:15pm start.

This week: Paul Verhoeven’s 1987 film, ROBOCOP.

The city of Detroit is in financial ruin and is about to be privatised by Omni Consumer Products. The underfunded Detroit Police Department threatens to strike. A corrupt board of corporate fat cats argues over who has the best disruptive app replacement for cops.

Despite how it sounds (a film about a Robot Cop), the film introduced American audiences to Verhoeven’s dark, sometimes-absurd style of satire. It’s filled with fake ads, Reaganomics, and the bad guy is played by the Dad from That 70s Show.

Movie? Robocop (1987) dir. Paul Verhoeven.
Didn’t that come out last year? No please it is NOT the remake it is VERY different.
Why would an international corporation want to buy Detroit of all places? Because you can save money not giving your citizens water.
Groan. What’s wrong I thought I sold this well?
I thought Courtney was picking the movie this time? I have barricaded myself in the Cellar to prevent this from happening but she is picking the next one.
Tickets? Free.
Food? Popcorn/Choctops.
Can I bring my own stuff ;)? Yes ;);)
Will it be fun? Yes.
Will Peter be talking? It was such a hit last time so yes.